Throughout the U.S. federal and state laws try to make their residents safe by passing legislation to deter accidents events. The sorts of laws that are there to protect people are road traffic laws, workplace laws, property laws and product liability laws. The Sorkin Law Group in Irvine CA, has had years of experience dedicating their time to pursuing personal injury claims for victims who have been involved in an accident.
An employee who has an accident in a workplace is not usually eligible to submit a personal injury compensation claim as businesses and organizations are expected to be insured under workers compensation agreements. However, individuals who have an accident on another person’s property or area that comes under a particular organization’s jurisdiction, such as sidewalks, parks and parking lots are legally entitled to lodge a damages claim against the person, business or organization that caused the accident. When a person is injured in a road traffic accident and the accident was not their fault, they are also entitled to lodge a damages claim against the motorist who caused the accident.
Today, there are many accidents that occur as a result of a defective product these sorts of accidents are covered by product liability laws. Any victim who has sustained a personal injury in an accident involving a defective product, as long as they can prove that the accident and resultant injury was caused by a defect in the product, is entitled to lodge a damages claim against the company who was responsible for manufacturing the product or for the distribution of the product.
You have a legal right to claim compensation from a person or company that has caused an accident and you have suffered an injury that was not your fault. However, most claims are not necessarily straightforward as no one wants to be blamed for being the perpetrator in someone else’s accident. Normally, the only way a claim can be successful, and the payment will truly match the extent of the injury, is by asking a lawyer to take on your case and argue vigorously on your behalf. The accident attorneys at the Sorkin Law Group know how to actively pursue a personal injury claim and truly recognize the difficulties encountered by victims when they have sustained an injury that they did not expect.
There are several reasons why auto accidents and other vehicle accidents take place but normally they occur when a driver is not fully paying attention to the laws in force when out on the roads and highways. There are very strict rules for being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are speed restrictions in force when they are thought to be necessary and there are such rules as the 3 second rule which states that vehicles should be 3 seconds behind the vehicle in front. If any of these rules are broken, an accident is likely to occur and either minor or serious injuries could take place. Anyone who is a victim of this type of accident and it was not their fault is entitled to file a claim for damages against the driver who caused the accident.
A serious accident could be life changing and may mean days, weeks, months or even years recovering from injuries. It is a frightening thought, but it happens everyday, and someone has to be made accountable for inflicting life changing personal injuries on someone else. By filing a claim for compensation, through a lawsuit, not only means that the victim does not have to bear the financial burden of the injuries but both the defendant and society as a whole are warned of the horrific consequences of causing someone else to have an accident.
If you have had an accident and it was not your fault and you were injured you shouldn’t wait too long as there are deadlines in force by which a claim has to be made. Once the deadline has been reached then there will never be any other chance to pursue a monetary settlement from the person who caused your injuries and you will have to bear the financial burden for as long as it takes for you to fully recover.
Once you have contacted the Sorkin Law Group, you will be assessed through a free consultation as to what your chances are of a damages claim being successful. Once you are deemed eligible then the lawyer assigned to your case will gather all the necessary information which will include all your medical expenses, from the time of the accident until full recovery has taken place, any loss of income from the day the accident took place to the day you return to work and an amount for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.